Youth Programs

Microsoft recognizes the importance of encouraging young people to become interested in information technology—not only so that they are better prepared for the future, but also so that they can continue the tradition of innovation.

K–12 Program Opportunities

Microsoft offers several programs that provide students in kindergarten through twelfth grade with opportunities to interact with today's technology and learn about careers in the high-tech industry. The programs include opportunities for workplace visits and tours, career days, technology camps, job shadowing, and summer internships.

DigiGirlz Programs for Girls

These programs were developed to expose more girls to the many career possibilities available in technology. They connect young women with women role models in the high-tech workplace and provide hands-on technology training.

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High School Internship Program

The high school internship program is available for local students in the Puget Sound area. Students work on cutting-edge technology that will make a difference in people's lives all over the world. To participate, students must apply and be accepted into the program.

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Minority Student Day

This event, hosted by the Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) employee network, is geared toward motivating local Puget Sound minority students to pursue careers in information technology.

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Bring Your Kids To Work Day

Sponsored nationally by the Ms. Foundation for Women, this event is devoted to inspiring girls and boys to pursue higher education and career opportunities through visits to their parents' workplaces.

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Workplace Tours and Visits with Microsoft Employees

Microsoft partners with various schools, community organizations, and government agencies to offer students an inside look at Microsoft and the different career opportunities in technology.

For More Information

  • Youth Outreach Partners 
    Learn about Microsoft's partnerships with educational institutions and community organizations in the development, implementation, and support of various programs.
  • Microsoft in Education
    Get information about programs and resources for educators, students, administrators, and technical staff in school settings.
  • Microsoft Community Affairs
    Learn about philanthropic programs that focus on improving lifelong learning for disadvantaged young people.
  • College Diversity Programs 
    Learn about Microsoft’s commitment to working with colleges and universities to help students achieve the knowledge and necessary skills to compete in this competitive industry.